State Official From Montco Resigns
Montgomery County resident Mike Krancer is stepping down as Secretary of the Pennsylvania Departmrent of Environmental Protection. He's been deeply involved with issues related to gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale. Krancer will reenter the legal profession with the Philadelphia law firm of Blank-Rome. The 55-year-old Krancer lives in Bryn Mawr.
Lansdale Officials Apply For Trail and Skate Park Funding
Lansdale officials have approved a resolution authorizing an application for a $700,000 state grant that would be used for a skate park as well as the borough portion of the Liberty Bell Trail. Both projects are associated with the redevelopment of the Madison Parking Lot and builder Equus Capital Partners would contribute the dollar-for-dollar local match required by the state. Lansdale officials say the skate park would attract a wide gamut of users from both inside and outside their municipality. They also say the grant money would likely make the borough the first community in Montgomery County to finish its portion of the Liberty Bell Trail.